Madame de Pompadour Face Painting

4 years, 7 months ago 17
Posted in: New Doll


I wanted to begin this post by thanking you guys for all your emotional support and good vibes in my post-surgery recovery. Your concern is like a pain-killer for my busted knee. Thank you for being there for me. I feel so lucky to have your love.

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Please enjoy these process photos of Madame de Pompadour face painting from a few weeks ago. This doll has been a very challenging, year-long journey of nerves, tears, anger and exasperation, but I’m grateful for the learning opportunities she gave me and for the lessons she taught me. I am a better doll-artist now than when I began this project, but I am immensely relieved to be finished. I was in serious danger of beginning to hate her for all those endless lessons and learning opportunities if they went on for even a few more days.

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Now I just have to get through her photoshoot while being temporarily disabled by my knee injury/surgery. Hopefully that will be the last lesson she teaches me. I don’t think I can stand any more just yet. I’m literally on my last leg! Haha.


17 Responses

  1. Jayne Wourms says:

    Sending good wishes your way. I am sure she was definitely worth every second!

  2. Robin David says:

    Her face is very enigmatic. Rather like a super intelligent Mona Lisa. There is just such depth of expression there! She seems alive.

  3. berthawong says:

    She looks stunnung though the face painting is not even half finished! All the best !

  4. Michelle Selway says:

    She is so stunning! Thankyou so much for sharing x

  5. Victoria says:

    Get well soon, and take care of yourself :)
    Your works are amazing <3

  6. Melissa says:

    She is sooooo going to be worth all the pain, tears and (tantrums????) You have really surpassed yourself, and she going to be totally breathtaking. I hope you are planning on a good rest when you have finished!!! <3

  7. Els says:

    She looks absolutely amazing already. Can’t wait to see the results of the photo shoot.

  8. Anthony says:

    She is turning out INCREDIBLY Marina!!! What a stunning beauty. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger right? That is what she is doing for you^^

  9. Sonia Anne says:

    I am waiting for another beautiful masterpiece, to be completed. She is looking amazing, already. I know, we are all in for a real beauty, here!

  10. Nada says:

    Will you be able to go skiing again?

  11. Jon Songserm says:

    Get well soon, I believe the surgery will be success.

  12. Евгения says:

    Спасибо Вам, Марина, за ваше творчество! Оно вдохновляет меня пробовать что-то новое! Даёт осознание, что своими руками можно создавать прекрасные и сложные вещи, если иметь достаточно усердия и идти за мечтой!!! Желаю Вам поскорее укрепить своё здоровье!!!

  13. Crystal says:

    Oh God! just the little bit you are showing and I already think she’s devastatingly beautiful! I can’t imagine the finished product! And her expression! A very knowing gaze!

  14. sarah says:

    Your doll is looking very epic- but please take care of yourself first!

  15. Karla says:

    You’re so admirable, you keep going. Hope you the best Marina, I’m excited to see your doll.

  16. Lori Sanders says:

    Your work is so precision ,, it must take so much out of you! Each price you make is that of a true artesian. But it’s incomparable !! Please take good care of yourself! I’m so excited to have just found you. I will follow your work with great admiration! Hang in there!! Xx

  17. Your work is amazing, I have just found your website, I hope you are much recovered and do take care of yourself. God Bless

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